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5 Themes for Masterplan Success

The top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) sold more than 31,000 new homes last year, a phenomenal 10% increase over 2018. Based on consulting and/or visiting almost all of the top 50, we identified 5 themes for success this year: Lower …

2019 Top 50 Masterplans Reveal Southern Attraction

Congratulations to the skillful management teams behind the top 50 master-planned communities, which sold at least 360 new homes per community during 2019. Together, the top 50 masterplans sold more than 31,000 new homes in 2019, reflecting a 13% increase …

New Single-Family Rental Market Index: Healthy Industry with Strong Leasing Demand and High Occupancy

Categories: Rental Housing

John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) and The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) released the inaugural Single-Family Rental Market Index (SFRMI), a first-of-its-kind resource that will serve as the definitive gauge of professionally managed single-family rental industry conditions. With scores above …

Water: The Rising Tide of MPC Amenities

90% of the 50 top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) include a significant water amenity! While working on our year-end summary of the best-selling masterplans, we noted some amazing water-inspired amenities.   44 fishing ponds and lakes in The Woodlands by Woodlands …

What Makes the 50 Top-Selling Masterplans So Successful?

Combining for over 28,000 new home sales in 2018, the developers and builders behind these 50 top-selling masterplans have figured out the secret sauce to success. For a rare few, success is simply the right product in the right location …

Amenities and Broad-Based Demand Drove Top 50 Masterplans’ Sales

Broad-based demand supported a solid sales year for builders and developers. The surge in first-time buyer demand that we identified in 2017 continued to expand in 2018, benefitting many MPCs. Though numerous builders are shifting away from higher price points, …

Celebrating 50 Top-Selling Masterplans

Congratulations to the leadership at all 50 top-selling communities, who sold at least 320 homes per community last year—nearly one home per day and slightly higher than in 2017. Roughly 28,000 home buyers purchased new homes in these top 50 masterplans …

Huge Gains in New Home Sales and Pricing 10 Years after the Downturn

Ten years after John Burns Real Estate Consulting began surveying home builders every month, new home sales and pricing feedback demonstrate a solid and sustained recovery. Our June 2018 survey capturing 358 metro ratings across 83 metros confirms that demand …

Challenges Mount for First-Time Buyers

One of our first-time home buyer team members just lost out on a home purchase, as only the top 5 bids (out of 20!) were given the opportunity to increase their offer! Homeownership costs continue to grow faster than incomes, …

New Home Sales at the Top 50 Masterplans Set a New Record

Home buyers love master-planned communities. More than 28,000 home buyers purchased homes in the top 50 master-planned communities last year. While new home sales grew 9% last year, masterplan sales grew 20%! All 50 communities sold at least 314 homes …